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ALL SOLD!!! - THUNDERPANTS / CAVALLI CTH / EASTERN ELECTRIC MINIMAX SS/TUBE DAC

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- Amboyna burl Thunderpants Orthos - SOLD

- Cavalli CTH compact tube hybrid amp. - SOLD

 

- Eastern Electric Minimax tube dac - this dac is really phenomenal,  there is not much written about it on head-fi because apparently its pretty new, but what's there is glowing.  Also, 6 moons gives it high praise (link in post below) It has an option to make it pure solid state, or tube output stage.. the tube output simply sounds better IMO.... here's their site ... SOLD!!!

 

here are the highlights of its features


  • ESS Technology 9018 32 bit DAC chip 
  • Dynamic Range of 129dB,and a Frequency Response from 15Hz-32KHz
  • 24 Bit/96kHz sampling.
  • output selectable between Tube and solid state via A 12au7 tube  employed in the amplification stage not just as a tube buffer for a true tube output.
  • Four digital inputs besides the USB (coax, optical, BNC, AES/EBU)
  • With Sampling rates of 32bit,32KHz,44.1KHz,48KHz and 192KHz 
  • Phase In and Phase out select ability.

 

I will ship outside US but will ask for shipping to be paid.

 

 

 

its worth noting that these 3 items all share a few traits.. they are all known to be at the top of audio performance, all cost quite a bit less than their comperable competitors , and are often known to best them anyway, and all truly sound phenomenal in their own right.  they also are all in mint condition.

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Edited by Br777 - 9/5/10 at 11:44am
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i found a 6 moons review on the dac,  as always it is sprawling and overblown, but here is the end comments

 

 


Conclusion: Sonically, Eastern Electric's MiniMax is a first-order realsizer. Functionally, it just misses our associated award by limiting USB data to 16/44.1kHz. With his new DAC, Alex Yeung shows that he hasn't lost his 'golden' touch which made particularly his small preamp and phono stage so very popular. The MiniMax DAC continues tradition to fit right in. Who says you need to be rich to enjoy good sound?
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Quality of packing: Good. Double-boxed, with impact foam cradles on each cheek.
Reusability of packing: A few times.
Ease of unpacking/repacking: Easy.
Condition of component received: Cosmetically flawless. The review sample couldn't properly stream 24/192 data. This was confirmed by the designer who assured us that it would be addressed quickly by altering the operating parameters of the op amp driver of the Sabre chip.
Completeness of delivery: Perfect.
Waranty: 2-year/90-day for machine/tube respectively, requires warranty card return within 14 days of purchase. Otherwise one year.
Website comments: Eastern Electric's own is very limited. Bill O'Connell's is far better and the one linked to below.
Human interactions: Prompt.
Pricing: Very high value.
Final comments & suggestions: At the time of this writing, USB was limited to 16/44. The designer announced that the next version would address this with a different USB receiver. An unusual highlight feature is the analog attenuator which allows non-lossy direct drive at all volumes. A wish list for a—more expensive—version includes 24/192 USB, remote control, one analog input (for an iPod dock for example), an indicator LED inside the volume knob and (again for iPod-type low voltage devices) a hi-gain switch.
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bump.. looking likely that I will sell this stuff.. a few interested in the dac already

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bump

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AMP AND THUNDERPANTS SOLD

DAC STILL FOR SALE!

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ALL SOLD!!!

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